Paid summer internship at the University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its Summer Undergraduate Psychology Research Experience (SUPRE) Program, supported by a grant from the American Psychological Association.  Interested undergraduate students can spend 8 weeks working with a faculty mentor in their laboratory to gain valuable research experience.

Students may choose to work with one of the following faculty mentors:

Julie Fiez

Lauren Hallion

Tristen Inagaki

Jana Iverson

Melissa Libertus

Anna Marsland

Edward Orehek

Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal

Aidan Wright

The program will run from June 4 – July 27, 2018 (though some flexibility in starting and ending dates may be possible).  Students will be hired as full-time, paid research assistants ($12/hour, minus taxes) in their mentor’s lab during the 8 weeks of the program.

To be eligible for the SUPRE program, students must:

  • be enrolled at a U.S. institution (though they need not be students at the University of Pittsburgh or U.S. citizens)
  • have had little to no prior experience working in a psychology research lab
  • have completed at least their freshman year
  • have not yet have obtained a bachelor’s degree

Students from underrepresented minority groups and first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply.  For more information, please contact the faculty coordinator, Dr. Jana Iverson (jiverson@pitt.edu).

Applications are due by April 13, 2018 and should be completed at the following website: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esbuKjpU5gZwklL

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Announcement for Spring and Summer Internships

The Center for Educational Improvement is seeking virtual interns for Spring (start date around April 1) and Summer 2018 to assist with research related to our investigations  of the impact of mindfulness, yoga, and meditation on children and teachers. We are particularly interested in increasing educator understanding of the neurobiological impact of trauma and how mindfulness, yoga, and meditation enhance executive functioning, learning, and children’s well-being. We are also investigating four related areas: mindful school leadership, the relationship of mindfulness and student self-determination for students with disabilities, the implementation of STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, & Math)- Mindfulness/Yoga Play in early childhood education, and the use of an instrument we are currently validating to facilitate the development of compassionate school culture. Expectations: Interns participate for at least 3 months, assisting with conducting background research, writing articles, analyzing data, preparing workshops, posting blogs, and the development of upcoming books on these topics.  To apply send curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and 3 references to Dr. Christine Mason, Executive Director at cmason@edimprovement.org

Summer Internship- UMD Child Development Lab

Child Development Laboratory

University of Maryland, College Park

 

Summer 2018 Internship Program

 

The Child Development Laboratory, http://www.cdl.umd.edu, at the University of Maryland is inviting outstanding and motivated undergraduates to apply for a summer internship program. This competitive program presents a unique opportunity to work in our laboratory alongside graduate students and post-docs, on one of many ongoing research projects.  Current projects include the Temperament Over Time Study (examining social-emotional outcomes in children who vary in temperament), the Mirror Neuron Project (examining EEG activity during action-perception experiments), Origins of Infant Temperament (neuroimaging), Bench to Bedside (fNIRs), and a handful of individual graduate student studies. Summer interns will participate in weekly research meetings and will gain exposure to a range of methods and experimental paradigms. This is a volunteer position, but those applying are encouraged to seek outside funding from their own university.

Research focus

Research at the CDL focuses on multiple facets of socio-emotional development spanning ages from infancy to early adulthood. We study cognitive, social, and emotional processes and are interested in the observation and measurement of attention, memory, as well as emotion expression, and social experience. We use multiple methods including behavioral and physiological assessments (psychophysiology: RSA, PEP, SCR; electrophysiology: EEG and ERP; brain imaging: fMRI, fNIRs).

Requirements

-Background in psychology, biology, or a related field

Must be able to commit at least 15-20 hours/week for 8 weeks between June 1st and August

-Flexible schedule (must be available on some weekends)

-Basic computer skills, detail oriented, reliable, and cooperative

-Experience with children is preferred

-Minimum of 3.0 overall GPA

-A letter of recommendation from one of your professors or previous supervisor within the academic community (e.g., a PI from a previous lab in which you have worked, a professor you had in a relevant class)

To Apply

Send your unofficial transcript, CV, and a letter of recommendation to Kaylee Seddio (kseddio@umd.edu), no later than April 1, 2018. We will review applications on a rolling basis.

Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship Program 2018

Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab Summer Internship Program 2018

The Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley is now accepting applications for their summer research assistant internshipInterns will gain experience working on multiple projects at all stages of the research process.

This is an unpaid internship from approximately June 11 – August 3. Interns will be expected to work ~30 hours/week.

Research interns will work with graduate students on multiple ongoing research projects and with the lab manager on administrative tasks. Interns will be responsible for coding data, recruiting and testing child and/or adult participants, and reading and discussing relevant theoretical and empirical papers. There will be weekly reading groups and lab meetings. Research interns should be comfortable working independently and managing their time effectively.

Prior experience working with children or working in a research lab is beneficial but not required.

Please refer to gopniklab.berkeley.edu (For Applying tab) for application instructions. The application deadline is Monday April 16 8:00 AM PST.

Please direct any questions to Sarah de la Vega at gopniklabmanager@berkeley.edu.

Summer Research Assistant Opportunity

The Infant Studies Lab at the University of Notre Dame, under the direction of Dr. Jill Lany, is accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Intern Program. The goal of this unpaid internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language

Development or a related field. Our lab employs behavioral methods such as Looking-While-Listening and the Head-Turn Preference procedure to investigate how infants learn languages and how they pick up patterns from the environment. We are also collecting measures of speech to infants using the LENA system. To learn more about our lab, please visit: ndinfantstudieslab.com.

Preferred applicants should have a background in linguistics or psycholinguistics. Priority will be given to candidates who have had experience or exposure with language-analyzing software, or those who have programming knowledge (e.g. Praat, Python). Daily tasks might include working with corpus data and auditory speech analyses. Successful applicants will be mentored by senior researchers and will play an integral role in our ongoing projects.

Past interns have gone on to graduate school in cognitive development, neuroscience, clinical psychology, and speech language pathology as well as medical school.
All internships begin in June and are for a minimum of 20 hours/week for 9 – 10 weeks. To apply please send a resume, the contact information of two references, and a cover letter detailing relevant coursework and experience to our lab manager, Jayde Homer at jhomer1@nd.edu by April 8th, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Summer internship in Learning Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh invites undergraduate students who are interested in gaining research experience in learning sciences to participate in their summer internship program. A large number of potential faculty mentors offer a variety of research experiences (see http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/Diversity/faculty_mentors.cshtml) in a vibrant, interdisciplinary community of learning scientists.
Important information:
– Dates: May 20-June 30, 2018
– Housing and stipend will be provided; some travel supplements are available
– Eligibility: major in an area relevant to learning sciences; GPA > 3.0; women and members of under-represented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply; internships are most appropriate for rising seniors
– Applications are due April 1st and can be submitted here: https://form.jotform.com/80354739986170
For more information, please visit http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/Diversity/internship/index.cshtml and see the attached flyer!

Summer Internship at George Mason University

The Social Skills, Imagination and Theater (SSIT) Lab in the Applied Developmental Psychology Group at George Mason University (PI: Dr. Thalia Goldstein) is seeking motivated, reliable, and enthusiastic summer research assistants who would like to gain experience with research in social-emotional development and play. Research in the lab focuses on the development of children’s imaginative abilities, their social emotional skills, and their involvement in the arts, particularly theatre. We work with children and adolescents, with current studies spanning ages 3-15 years old.

 

Internship Description

Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry, and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in weekly lab meetings, an informal reading group, and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by Dr. Goldstein. Stipends of approximately $1000 are available, and research assistants are encouraged to seek additional funding through their home universities. Dependent on the requirements of interns’ home institution, academic credit may be available.

 

Eligibility and requirements

Research assistants are asked to commit either part time (20 hours per week) or full time (40 hours per week) to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The tentative start date for positions is as early June 4th and the internship continues through August 3.

 

Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application *.  Applications will be reviewed as they come in, with a final review occurring after March 15.

 

 

*full link address:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckpI7YMp-cTL7K3OxnR6V5Gb0Zmm_qVV8KPLBdlQK3nmkOuQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer 2018 Internship Program

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley Early Learning Lab Summer Internship Program

 The Berkeley Early Learning Lab (BELL), under the direction of Dr. Fei Xu, is now accepting applications from highly motivated undergraduates and graduating seniors for our Summer Internship Program in 2018. 

Descriptions of the Program
The goal of this internship is to provide hands on research experience to students interested in pursuing graduate work in Cognitive and Language Development or a related field. Successful applicants will be paired with a graduate student or postdoc mentor and will have the opportunity to conduct research at local children’s museums and in the lab, and collaborate on a variety of on-going and new projects. Our lab uses looking time, eye tracking, free play, intervention, and other behavioral methods to investigate inductive learning and statistical inference in social cognition, category learning, physical reasoning, causal learning, word learning, and other domains.

In addition to collaboration with individual graduate students and work on specific projects, weekly lab meetings will give interns a chance to present their own work for feedback and provide feedback to others. We will also discuss current papers being published that relate to the lab’s projects.

Eligibilities
Berkeley affiliated and Non-Berkeley undergraduates who are interested in developmental psychology and cognitive science are welcome to apply to our summer internship program. Applicants should have some course work in developmental psychology, cognitive science, and programming. Experience working with children is highly desirable.

Commitments
This is an unpaid internship and requires a commitment of 20-30 hours/week for 8 weeks between June 4 and July 27.

To apply, please see http://babylab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship. The application deadline is March 16, 2018 11:59p.m. PST.

If you have further questions about the program, please refer to our website (http://babylab.berkeley.edu) or contact us at babylab@berkeley.edu.

Student Intern, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine

The Faja and Nelson Labs at the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital have a student intern position open to assist on a multisite project with 6- to 11-year-old children on the autism spectrum. Responsibilities will include assisting in study visits, behaviorally supporting children on the autism spectrum, collecting surveys from parents, data entry and lab maintenance. Students interns will have the opportunity to learn about electrophysiological data acquisition (EEG and eye tracking), clinical and cognitive assessments, neurodevelopmental disorders, research methodology, and attend seminars on topics such as professional development and atypical child development.
Requirements:

  • Undergraduate student majoring in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a part- or full- time summer commitment, with potential for continuing part in the fall
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits with school-aged children
  • Previous experience with children
  • Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems
  • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail

Preferred experience includes:

  • Knowledge of psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording and/or eye-tracking measures
  • Previous experience with autism spectrum disorder
  • Previous experience working in a research setting
  • Experience with data entry and management
  • Knowledge of basic statistics software and basic experimental presentation and collection software

To apply, please submit: (1) Letter of interest; (2) CV/Resume to Aksheya.sridhar@childrens.harvard.edu
Candidates being considered for this position will be asked to provide 2-3 references.
For further information please contact Aksheya Sridhar, aksheya.sridhar@childrens.harvard.edu.

Summer Internship: Temple University Infant & Child Lab

Summer Internship: Temple University Infant & Child Lab

The Temple Infant & Child Lab is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to peer into the world of child development. Directed by Professors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Nora Newcombe, the lab conducts both theoretical and applied research on language acquisition, spatial learning, memory development, and playful learning in children aged 5 months to 8 years.

Summer interns will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each intern will work on one or two research projects and will be paired with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow mentor who will serve as a resource for questions about their areas of research and graduate school. Summer interns will receive a stipend of $1000. The internship will take place over 8 weeks during the summer of 2018.

Duties may include:

  • Recruiting and scheduling lab participants
  • Assisting with stimuli design and creation
  • Conducting studies with children in the lab or in local preschools
  • Coding and analyzing data
  • Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings

Required qualifications:

  • Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or related field
  • Commitment to at least 20 hours per week for 8 weeks
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
  • Experience working with children

If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at jelani.medford@temple.edu. Applications will be accepted until Thursday,March 1st, 2018. Please visit our website (http://www.templeinfantlab.com/) for more information about the lab.